What to see near Athens

As the cradle of Western civilization, Athens is home to some of the greatest archaeological and historical treasures in the world, but nevertheless, do not limit your visit to Athens by simple visual inspection of local attractions, but give due attention and historical attractions located within a short drive from the city.
The most popular day trip from Athens to Mykonos is a trip that will be familiar to anyone who has ever studied Greek history or read classical Greek literature. At Mycenae tomb is the tomb of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra, his wife, and the legendary Lion’s Gate. Usually in the summer in the ancient city of Mycenae touristy and ideal time to visit is considered to be April and May.

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Part of everyday life in ancient Greece were theatrical performances, which were held in the amphitheater, one of the most famous amphitheater is Epidaurus amphitheater, which is considered the best-preserved amphitheater and one of the most beautiful archaeological sites in Greece.
Explore the ruins of the ancient city of Mycenae, which was a major center of Greek civilization and visit the amphitheater at Epidaurus for a day trip from Athens. In a one-day tour includes a visit to the tomb of Agamemnon, and the city of Epidaurus, the birthplace of Apollo’s son.

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Travel along the scenic passes the coastal road along the Saronic Gulf, travel details can be seen here .
Is a must to visit the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion, perched on a hill overlooking the sea. The temple is located a short drive from the city and in the surrounding area you will find several small sandy beaches and plenty of restaurants that serve fresh seafood.
Ideal for visiting Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon is a four-hour trip from Athens with a guide. The road to Cape Sounion passes along the idyllic beaches of the Saronic Gulf, located in areas of Glyfada, Vouliagmeni and Varkiza. Upon arrival at Cape Sounion you will enjoy a gorgeous view of the Aegean Sea and see near the original Doric columns of the Temple of Poseidon, one of which has the signature left by Lord Byron in 1800.

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Details of the trip to Sounion can see here .
It will be interesting and traveled to the city of Marathon, which is the birthplace of the marathon event, nevertheless Marathon is more than just a sports reference, this place is famous as a place of legendary victory over the Persians, the Athenian army, who wanted to conquer Athens.
Located an hour’s drive from Athens, the ancient city of Corinth has great religious and historical significance. Although many of the temples and buildings in the city were destroyed and damaged time, today you can still see the remains of the Temple of Aphrodite and Apollo.
Inspect the fascinating archaeological site of Corinth and enjoy breathtaking views of the Corinth Canal for a 4-hour morning trip to ancient Corinth.

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The tour price includes a trip on a comfortable bus transfer to and from your hotel and an overview of archaeological excavations, excursions can see details here .
Well worth a visit and the sanctuary of the god Apollo, located in the city of Delphi, which at one time was considered the center of the world and how the ancient Greeks believed it was here that God answered questions priestess Pythia.A good way to visit this important archaeological site in Greece is a day trip from Athens, during which you will be accompanied by an experienced guide. Explore the Temple of Apollo and stroll through the Delphi Archaeological Museum, where you can learn all about Greek mythology and history, and on the way back, visit the picturesque town of Arachova.

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Details of a day trip to Delphi can be seen here .

Read more about the journey from Athens to the article “Excursions from Athens.”


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